Herbert Sidney is seen painting in his studio and C/Us of some of his famous paintings are shown.
Mr Herbert Sidney F.S.A. the Historical and Portrait Painter is featured in this "camera interview". Introductory intertitle reads: "We found Mr Sidney just about to continue his painting of "The Sphinx"
High angle shot of Mr Sidney in his studio. He wears a velvet jacket and has a large moustache. A model comes in and he kisses her hand. She holds a wrap around her body. C/U of Mr Sidney as he looks at the model and mixes his paints. The model lies face down on a podium resting on her elbows in a Sphinx-like pose.
Mr Sidney paints. C/U of the model - not traditionally beautiful but a very strong face. C/U of the face Mr Sidney has painted - very striking. "And later, we peeped at other studies of his. (Mr Sidney has had the honour of submitting several to Their Majesties at Buckingham Palace) "The Spartan Mothers." C/U of this painting and others including "The Monk"
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